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>> hey hello, everybody. happy monday morning. hope you had a good weekend. welcome to the full-court press this monday, august 6th account. good to see you today and big big news here for the full-court press on current tv this morning. another tryiumph for america's space program. nasa wins the gold by winning the rover curiosity on the planet mars. now going to look for life on mars.
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we will probably find out that there is more on life on mars on a saturday night than there is in des moines, iowa. i can't wait to see what it discovers. we will talk about that and more here. but first we jump out to los angeles to say good morning to lisa ferguson to get today's current news update. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hi, bill. good morning. good morning, everyone. president obama is hitting the trail in connecticut where he will cal pain at the marriott and a private home but first signing the health care act for veterans. romney's team is accusing trying to restrict military voting rights. they have passed several laws that july in obama sued ohio to stop those laws from taking effect. now romney is claiming the president wants to stop military members from voting. here is why: under ohio's new
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laws only civilians would the have voting rights restricted. military members would have rights to early vote. they want to maintain those voting rights. whether or not ohio repeels those laws military members will see no change in their voting rights. in the romney victory effort is announcing new fundraising totals. romney for president, romney victory and the republican national committee raised $101.3 million in july. we are still waiting to hear obama's numbers. here is a little excitement to start out your week: nasa safely landed curios it on mars, a car-powered robot powered by plutonium. here are the first few images. curiosity will look for new signs of early life on mars. coming up on full-court press, jonathan allen of politico with
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the latest on the tea party, and as always, we are live in chat current.com/bill press. >> this court has proven to be the knowing, delighted accomplice in the billionaires' purchase of our nation. >> and you think it doesn't affect you? think again. hershey's drops. a lot of hershey's happiness in little
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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: broadcasting [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv, this is the bill press show. >>. >> hey, there has always been a lot of curiosity about the planet mars. now, there is curiosity on the planet mars. the rover lands safely. a great win for nasa, a great win for everybody. good morning with that good news, we start out this new week together. it is monday august 6th. so good to see you today. hope you had a great weekend, are ready to tackle the big stories of the day here on current tv and our full-court
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press, kicking off the day's line-up by bringing you up to date on what's happening around the country, around the globe and outer space and here in our nation's capitol, where not much is going on because everybody but us is out of town. by "us," i mean our crew our team team, peter ogburn dan headline newsing. >> hey there. >> ready to go. >> cyprian, our individual ogburn -- our videographer, cyprian bowlding. we will not only tell you what's going on. this is interactive full-court press. we will give you a chance to sound off on the issues today. love hearing from you wherever you happen to be in this great land of ours. give us a call at 866-55-press. 866-557-7377. we have had a lot lately of sports casters, you know, going crazy when they announce big wins, right?
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or big races or whatever. including a lot from the olympics. it sounded like last night at the jpl, at the jet prop pulse lab who are the ones responsible for the mars rover working for nasa. their laboratory in pasadena california. here was the big word. >> wooo! wooo >> they are wound pretty tight. >> they have been working. imagine how many years they have been working on this thing. >> sure, yeah. >> how much money they spent. originally, they put one.$6,000,000,000 toward this project and it ended up costing two and a half billion dollars. >> my tax dollars well spent. >> uh-huh. >> just amazing. what was it? like 14 minutes or so because there wasn't any direct line
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with earth at the time that it landed. so it took 14 minutes for it to kind of turn the corner and make that what? 154 million miles. so it took that long. there was a period where they thought it was down but they didn't know for like 14 minutes, i guess. they had to wait and wait and wait and wait and then boom. >> that's when that news came. very exciting. >> it's awesome. i love -- i love the space program stuff. >> yeah. >> and then charles baldwin -- borden, who -- bolden, right the first time, the administrator for nasa said this is just the beginning. >> right now, the wheels of curiosity have begun to blaze the trail for human footprints on mars. >> human footprints on mars. >> any volunteers? >> well, i have seen those movies. i know they don't end well. >> here -- will be walking on any other footprints that they already find on mars?
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>> yeah. exactly. >> yeah. >> that's a long trip to mars man. that thing left here blasted off in november. it's now august. >> that's a hall. >> # -- >> that's about how long it takes to get to northern virginia did he have. >> to be fair, it is a rush hour. >> that's a long hall. yeah. you would have to haveul. yeah. you would have to have. you would have to have lots of snicker's bars. >> roadie treats. >> jerky. what a line-up today, secretary of labor hilda solis will be here as she is every monday following the jobs report. she will be along to tell us what that 163,000 jobs in july means. one of our favorites, simon campbell, sister simon campbell is back from st. louis to found out how they will respond to the vatican cracking down on american nuns. they are not going away skylight. michael tomasci from the callie"daily
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beast" who has written an article called "the coming landslide. landslide of barack obama." really? we will get that from michael, himself. but first. >> this is the "full-court press". >> on this monday, other head headlines making news, andy murray final got his big win in his home country. the scottsman won the gold medal beating fedroger federer after losing at wimbledon. one player, after the first british man to win the 10,000 meter run. the nation has won 37 medals. >> they are giddy with excitement in the u.k. rightfully so. they had a great weekend. >> they call, i guess, saturday the greatest sports day in the history of great brittain. i think they had four gold medal
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winners. >> home-court advantage. andes murray, good for him. he is a great player. >> president obama turns 51 years old saturday. to celebrate, he took the day off and played golf with friends at andrews air force base in maryland and hopped on board marine one and influence to camp david and spent the evening with wife michelle. they are away at summer camp. >> they are away at summer camp. some people were giving the president a lot of grief for playing golf on saturday. come on. it's his birthday. 51st birthday. by the way yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the death of marilyn monroe. i think it's important to tie the two together because marilyn monroe may be best known for a birthday salute she gave to another president, john f. kennedy ♪ happy birthday to ♪ happy birthday to you.
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♪ happy birthday mr. president. ♪ happy birthday to you. ♪ >> wow. breathless marilyn. do you think she called him mr. president when they were alone? >> yeah. dan? >> the"the dark knight rises" kents at the box office the third weekend in a row, another 36 do te $4 million on the bank on the domestic total of 355 million so far. the huffington post reports that analysts note the movie is back to performing at its expected pace following the colorado movie theater shooting on the opening weekend three weeks ago. >> it's a good movie. good movie. i recommend everybody go see it. show up an hour late. that way -- >>. >> i am not sure whether you skip the first hour or the third hour. >> the third hour is the best
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part. >> yeah. you really have to go through all three. they are just long. i did like it a lot. >> you should watch the two previous movies in the trilogy before you go. you are investing like nine hours in this thing at this point. >> i don't know about that. all right. here is my question for you to start off this day and i got into it yesterday as some of you may have seen on cnn. did harry reid do the right thing in raising questions about mitt romney's tax returns? and it may be not paying any taxes for 10 years or one years or two years or however? or is harry way way, way, out of line by making the charge without proving the charge without showing -- without having any evidence? all right. now, we know how this starts. pardon me. it started last week on the floor of the u.s. senate by harry reid got up saying, i talked to a friend of mine who is part of bain capital, and here is what he told me.
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>> if a person coming before this body wanted to be a cabinet officer, he couldn't be if he has -- did the the same refusal mitt romney does about tax returns. so the word is out he hasn't paid any taxes for 10 years. let him prove that he has paid taxes because he hasn't. we already know from one partial tax return that he gave us he has money hidden in bermuda, the cayman islands and a swiss bank account, not making that up. >> that's in the partial year that he gave us. mitt romney makes more money in a single day than the average middle classes family makes in two years. >> so harry reid throws it all out there. but the important part is where he says, "the word's out." he said he worked this from somebody who works from bain that somebody didn't pay any -- that mitt romney didn't pay any taxes for maybe 10 years. the republicans have gone crazy over that statement.
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they are saying this is terrible. he is making an unfounded accusation. how dare he do this? what's his evidence? what's his proof? mitt romney finally, says to harry, all right. let's see it. let's see it. lay it out there. mitt romney. here he is. here he is. >> harry reid really has to put up or shut up. all right? so here? who are your sources? >> yeah, harry put up or shut up. who are your sources? mitt takes the attack and then the attack is followed up yesterday on this week with george stephanopolous that republican national chairman goofball rince bribus -- well let him use the phrase. >> i am not going to respond to a dirty liar who hasn't filed a single page of tax returns, himself, complains about people with money but lives in the rits
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cartedton. >> harry is not complaining about people with money. only saying where are his tax returns. is it true, as he was told, that he didn't pay? by the way, when the -- whether the republican national chairman calls the senate majority leader a dirty liar, there was a time, not so long ago, if that had happened when bob dole was there or howard baker was there or george mitchell or trent lott were there, republicans and democrats alike would have stood up and said, fire his ass. what if michael steele when he was republican chairman had called harry reid or any other senate leader who happened to be at the time a dirty liar? michael steele would have been fired. rince pribus should be fired or apology for that. >> that's a tang he want here you don't call people a dirty liar. here is my question back to rince prchlt ibus. how does he know harry reid is a dirty liar?
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does he know? he can't know. there is only one person who knows. there is only one person who can clear this up and that is mitt romney. so rinjepribus is wrong and he doesn't know what the hell he is talking about which gets me to reliable sources yesterday with howie garth. kirth. we were the panel talking about harry reid. and i made that point, that this is up to mitt romney. howie doesn't like it. he tries to jump back on me and i jump on him. here is our exchange. >> there is only one guy that can clear this up. it's not harry reid. >> i'm sorry. it's mitt romney. >> no. >> a talking point. when i am asking you is how journalist should handle an -- >> i am going to tell you. journalist should handle it by going to mitt romney sand awhy 2 years? why not 23 years? you gave 23 years.
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>> perfectly okay. it's perfectly okay in your view for harry reid to throw this out, unnamed source, nothing to back it up and you think that's fodder for journalism? >> harry reid is not a journalist. he is a democratic politic who doesn't want mitt romney to get elected. what he is doing may be diabolical. what has mitt romney been talking about? his freakin' tax returns. harry reid is playing hardball. >> kirth is wrong, wrong wrong, and harry reid is absolutely right. again, don't you think? you tell me. 866-55-press. i loved this exchange. i loved this controversy. it's clear. i'm sorry. howie is wrong and i am right. there is only one person who can clear this up. >> that's mitt romney. and journalist, what they ought to be doing as i said is take this and go to mitt romney and say why are you only releasing two years? why? what are you hiding? why don't you do what your daddy did and release 10 -- 12 years?
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why don't you do what barack obama did and joe biden did and release 12 years? why don't you release all 23 years that you gave john mccain when you were being considered for vice president? why? why? why? what journalists should not do is fall into the romney trap that romney is trying to shift this subject and shift the attention from himself to harry reid? harry reid is not the issue. mitt romney is the issue. harry reid doesn't have mitt romney's tax returns. harry reid can't clear this up. what do you mean? put up or shut up? no. mitt, you've got to put up or shut up. i am telling you harry reid is -- this is absolutely brilliant on harry reid's part because all mitt is talking about, he may want to talk about jobs or the economy. but he is still talking about his tax returns and yesterday, ed rawlins another big republican campaign consultant, probably the most famous of all, ed rawlins came out and said mitt romney has to release more
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of his tax returns. so my question is: is harry reid right, or is harry reid way out of line? if you listen to howie kirth, he is way out of line. and that, you know what? >> falling for the romney campaign trick. we should not do it. good for harry reid. showing some balls showing some backbone and putting mitt romney on the ropes. i love it. >> on your radio and on current tv, this is the"the bill press show." [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] the highest tax rates, and the highest amount of growth, and the highest amount of jobs. those are facts. >>"if you ever raise taxes on the rich, you're going to destroy our economy." not true!
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you've heard bill's views, now let's hear yours. politically direct means no b.s. just telling you what's going on in politics today. >>at the only on-line forum with a direct line to bill press. >>it's something i've been waiting for a long time. >>join the debate now. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> on your radio, on t.v. the
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bill press show, new on current t.v. >> yeah, mitt romney says harry reid's got to put up or shut up. uh-uh. the guy's got to put up or shut up. he just can't go around saying, i paid all of my taxes. i paid all of my taxes and expect us to believe him. uh-uh. romney's got to do what everybody else has done every other candidate for president for the last 30 years. put your taxes out there, dude. you put up or shut up. he lane is out in tucson, arizona. what do you say. >> good morning, bill. bill reid is correct. when pom when president obama was accused or said not born in america, what did he do? he released his birth certificate. >> good point. right. >> that's all i wanted to say. >> well, you know, elaine i am glad you raised that point because some people are saying that harry reid is just like the birthers, making this wild
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accusation. yeah. and ifas you point out, elaine, there is a big difference. when the birthers mad that accusation, president obama released his long form birth certificate. okay, mitt. you put up or shut up. sharon is in pittsburgh, pennsylvania. hello, sharon. good morning. hi, sharon. >> good morning. >> good morning. what so youdo you say? how are you? >> i said bill he should absolutely put his taxes up or shut up. if it was the president before him to do it and the republicans have made unsubstantiated claims they never could back up and prove and nobody says anything about it. if you are running for the house or office in this land he needs to put up or shut up. i am an ordinary citizens and i pay my taxes every year and if this was me running for any office, i would have to show my taxes. >> that's the point harry reid made. don't you think harry reid is doing a good job here? >> absolutely. he should put the pressure on mitt romney.
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>> i agree. i agree. good to hear from you, sharon. thanks for getting up early and giving us a call, too. in granite cititiously illinois tom, you are up. what do you say. >> what do you say. >> great. thank you. >> i am astounded. it's typical mud slinging on the political land. it never ceases to amaze me. the republicans have been trial to go choke everybody out and taking from the poorest, and i think reid is absolutely right. go ahead put it out there. disclose everything and make everything transparent. isn't that the game plan? everyone wants transparency. >> good word. good word. as debbie wattserman schultz pointed out, mitt romney could clear this up in 10 seconds. robert gibbs even said what he ought to do is go to kinkos make a copy of his return and put it out there. there is only one person who can clear this up. it's not harry reid. it's mitt romney. >> this is the bill press show.
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everything they've always wanted to kill in the first place. basically a conspiracy leaving our national security at risk. >> bill: well, you know, that her unique mix of comedy and politics to current tv. >> it's like a reality show, they're just turning cameras on and we just do our thing. >>politically direct to me means no b.s., the real thing, cutting through the clutter. i'm energized to start my show everyday because it's fun, because i care about what's going on in this country, rather than some sort of tired banter it is actual water cooler talk it's the way people really talk about these issues. we've always considered ourselves a comedy show. let me just say i am not ready for my close up. i think it's important to laugh. i think it will be exciting, because you can't script three hours of radio. what is going on? i can't tell you how many times right wingers call the show and say, "i don't agree with anything you say, but your show is funny as hell." the only thing that can save
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[ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> radio meets television the bill press show, now on current tv. >> here we go, 33 minutes after the hour. this beautiful monday morning here, august 6th. it is the full court press coming to you live all the way across this great land of ours coast to coast, brought to you today by the international association of iron workers. saw a picture the other day of the iron workers come completing the great new building up in new york city. the iron workers, period, the sky's the limit for them under president walter wise.
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find out more about their good work at www.ironworkers.org. that's their website. taking your calls about harry reid mitt romney saying harry reid has to put up or shut up when he says romney didn't pay taxes for 10 years. harry says that's what he was told by somebody from bain capital. i think harry reid is right. mitt romney is the only guy who can clear this up. on our website at billpressshow.com, a couple of things, president obama giving a statement on friday, calling on congress again to pass a tax cut for 98% of americans. i was there at the whitehouse. the pictures of that event are on our website at bill billpressshow.com. then don't forget, the chat room. you know, there are hundreds and hundreds and hundreds. i don't know how many of full-court pressers on the line
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every day on our chat room. go to current.com. follow the link follow the click. join the chat room and talk to your -- have a conversation among yourselves about things we are talking about on the air. we are talking about, again, harry reid mitt romney. maureen calling from san francisco, california. hey, maureen. good morning. >> good morning. >> early on the west coast. appreciate hearing from you. what do you say? >> we need to focus public attention on the strange silence. romney is the one who has seen the tax returns, we assume. >> good point. yeah. >> not making one supported statement that i have heard, and we have to bring that to the public's attention because they don't believe anybody else. >> you know, maureen the question that popped up ishere is what did mccain fine in romney's tax returns that prompted him to take sarah palin, a real
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wildcard over mitt romney? i think something had to be in there. >> definitely. >> and it may be i didn't pay taxes for years. >> or so little. >> i haven't heard mccain say anything about this. hey, maureen good to hear from you. what do you say? it's joey flu chicago. hey, joe. >> good morning, bill. this man is a c minus citizen, let alone a candidate for presidency of the united states. he should be audited by the irs. he has been substance stashing his money for 10, 15, years, a criminal enterprise action sir. this man is dirty as dirty can be. >> why is it the irs auditing people like him? they bother to, you know, ordinary guys. i got audited three times when i was living in california.
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>> to scare the hell out of them. >> yeah. >> that's it, buddy. >> joey, they ought to audit that guy. >> that's a good question. and our roving ambassador arnold checking in from charlotte, north carolina. we are going to be there for the democratic convention before too long. >> hey, bill. listen, they call harry reid a terrorizer ninja. can you believe this? our harry reid? >> of all people standing up biting on his republicans the way they should be. they didn't take no -- nobody said anything to trump while he was just smearing obama for his birth certificate. nobody would come to the -- they stick a microphone in republican's face, he is saying he is an american, a christian. >> that's the only thing they came up with now. all they want to do is say harry reid is wrong. he's being very unwanted attacks
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on mitt romney. it's a crying shame what he is doing. >> here is what i love. all right? we have often complained harry reid wasn't tough enough. right? >> exactly. >> didn't show any backbone. harry reid is out there doing just what he ought to be doing. i love it. this is great. >> that's george stephanopolous, man. can you believe him? he asked that woman to denounce what harry reid said. talking about this democratic -- >> debbie wasserman schultz. >> howie kirth wanted me to deannouncements it on reliable sources. i wouldn't do it because i know i know harry is right. >> republicans, they can dish it out but they sure can't take it. >> you got a it. arnold, good to hear from you my friend. what journalists should not do is fall into the republican trap. the republican trap is blame harry reid. forget about mitt romney. uh-uh um. the guy who didn't pay taxes or
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at least has not released his tax returns is mitt romney. not harry reid. let's not forget. keep the focus on mitt romney. mary is out in independence missouri. is harry reid right? >> yes he is right. yes. >> good. >> hell, yes, he is right. >> i think you can tell that by the way romney issponding. right? >> yes. >> and do you think this is an important issue, mary? >> i think this is a very important issue. i think finally there is someone that has barack obama's back. he has the sources. he is a man of integrity. he would not have stepped out there with that, knowing the environment, and knowing the political calamity it would bring. so i know that he believes it and he knows it. and for mitt romney he is the one needs to put up or shut up.
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harry reid doesn't have to put up anything. >> you got it. you got it. no. >> he is the one that's running for the presidency of the united states. >> absolutely. >> let him prove to the people. he has already proved to the people. let him prove to the people. >> all right. you got it, mary. you are fired up, ready to go this morning. i love it. in pensacola action, florida, hello craig. >> you and harry really believe he hasments' paid the taxes. the irs has a website that let's you make money off of turning in people who haven't paid the taxes. if you want to see several million dollar, why don't you go for that if you really believe you could turn him in for that? >> again, you are trying to turn the focus on me or on harry reid. the focus -- i am not running for president. >> billions of dollars or not? >> i am not running for president. neither is harry reid. >> do you want millions of dollars? >> no.
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no. no. no. no. no. no. no. no. no. no. it's a nice try but no cigar. i am not going to fall for your silly game. >> that's the mitt romney game. let's talk about bill press. let's talk about harry reid. uh-uh. who is running for president? mitt romney? his daddy released 12 years of his tax return. barack obama released 12 years. joe biden released 12 years. mitt romney is the guy who refuses -- he hasn't released one full year of his tax returns. and republicans, a list as long as my arm has said he has got to release his tax returns, starting with haley barbour, a former governor of mississippi. i am not going to -- no. i am not going to play that game. i am not going to let mitt romney off the hook. john calling from roanoke, virginia what do you say? >> hey, bill. what are you doing. >> good. good to hear from you. >> sitting here thinking mitt romney thinks he can say or do anything because the neocons
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wanted to beat the president so bad. he figured all he has to do is ride in there, doesn't have to show anything or prove anything. so he needs to put up, shut up and then get up. you know what, bill? i would change his middle name of instead of mitt, it's myyth. myth romney. like i said, we have to fight this guy because he is trying to win something he has no deservings of it. >> john, man, i can't keep up with that. admitting romney. it isn't mitt. it's admitting. who knows what it is? all we know is he refuses to release his tax returns and harry reid is keeping the pressure on. harry go harry. good for harry. om mitt romney can clear this up. 866-55-press. full court-court press on a monday morning, ready to go. >> heard around the country and seen on current tv, this is the bill press show.
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[ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> radio meets television, the brill press show, now on current tv. >> fourteen minutes before the top of the hour. at the top of the next hour, sister simon campbell from new finland called network fighting the vatican. the vatican is trying to clamp down on them. she is going to tell us next hour how they are going to fight back. secretary of labor, hilda solis joining us later. we have been talking your calls about harry reid with the word that he has heard that mitt
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romney may not have paid any income taxes for 10 years. mitt romney is a very -- is very angry about that and said it's up to harry reid to put up or shut up. a lot of other people say are saying, the one to put up or shut up is mitt romney himself. we get into that and continue to take your calls on that. but first, we wanted to take out the time out to check in with a good friend of ours, jonathan allen, senior washington correspondent for politico joining us on our news line this morning. hey, jonathan. how are you? >> doing well. how are you? >> all right. good to have you with us. you have been readingwriting a lot about the tea party. ted cruz winning that republican primary last week in texas beating rick perry's hand-picked candidate. what's that mean for the tea party? is it still alive and kicking? >> certainly, it's still alive and kicking.
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we have seen several senate primaries this year now where a tea party candidate, somebody supported by the tea party, whether or not they actually identified as tea party has won at primary against a much more moderate opponent. you saw that, for instance, in indiana with richard murdoch. >> uh-huh. >> senator murdoch and ted fisher winning and now with ted cruz. you know i think one thing to remember and i think a lot of folks may not be focusing on this is the real changeover you are going to have from kay bailey hutchison who is a fairly moderate member of the senate at least by today's standards who will be replaced in all likelihood by ted cruz who will be in that jim demint camp. >> in fact we've gotten used to the tea party kind of controlling the house of representatives. right? that block of 63 that came in, in the mid-term election.
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but so far, we haven't really seen that tea party influence as strong at least in the united states senate. the jim demint yes, rand paul. now there is mike lee from utah. right? >> that's right. >> with a ted cruz and others that could really change the complextion of the u.s. senate that could be the body that somehow or another was able to work together to get things done. >>could be the body that somehow or another was able to work together to get things done. >> >>? >> the flavor has changed right now. also, continuing that direction, i think the old. you will see the rise of senator demint. he is part of that as a backer of conservative candidates generally speaking, we are talking about in primaries, against incumbents but him, you know, freedom works, the group
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for growth outside interest groups pouring money into can candidacy candidacynd candidacynds and tea party can dancies particularly are going to rise. they will have the ability to stop inflation whether it's the democrats moving it and get control of the senate and will be a block. we have seen this before. we have seen this before. we have seen this within a bloc within a party. it's not unusual. democrats had a strong liberal bloc in the southern democratic bloc for a long time. >> is it possible for a republican today to run against a tea party candidate and win? have we seen any evidence of that? orrin rachhatch. he became a tea partier to win his party's nomination. >> if you can't beat them, join them. >> nowhere to go. >> i think absolutely.
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more sort of tradition cal candidates candidates. those who don't subscribe to the tea party values. so i mean we have seen that in-house races. we have seen that in races that you mentioned orrin hatch, he certainly is a little bit to the right. orrin hatch is never what most people would consider a moderate. when he came into the senate in i think it was 1977, he was the kind of off-the-wall right-winger and over time became, at least somebody who could deal with the other party. >> right. jonathan allen is our guest. he is a senior washington correspondent for politico. you can follow him of course politico.com and his twitter tag is @johnallen d.c. i also wanted to ask you whatile
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we have you on the line, we have been talking this morning a lot about harry reid calling on mitt romney to release his tax returns and saying he's been told, you know the whole story, there were years when he didn't pay anything at all. mitt romney demand that harry reid put up or shut up. how -- do you think this issue is working for democrats, and what's mitt romney going to do about it? >> i don't think the election is going to turn on this issue. certainly, democrats are continuing to keep up because they take advantage and that they put romney in a box. either he releases the tax returns which may show he doesn't want to or he holds them and now disclosure. i think harry reid is an interesting attack dog because he lives in a glass hotels room at the ritz-carlton in washington.
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he, as senate majority leader has as much control over united states tax policy as anybody else and he has been asked to release his tax returns and won't do it. it's an interesting choice of the person to go after him. but i think that, you know it is working to the extent that it's got romney continuing to try to answer the question without actually answering the question. >> yeah. i mean last friday romney gives a news conference, wants to talk about the jobs report and all the reporters wanted to talk about were tax returns and about harry reid. so, you know, it's just the strategy, the strategy does seem to be working, and again, you have got to ask: haley barbour and ed rawlins and a lot have said. you have to ask why didn't romney put this to rest? he could do so in 10 minutes or less by putting out his tax returns. he has made the decision he is
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not going to. looks like it's not going to change. jonathan, good to check in with you this morning. thanks for being there. thanks for your good work at flipping politic. >> my pleasure. >> jonathan allen, senior washington correspondent for politico. we will come back, take a look at what some of you have to say on facebook and twitter this morning. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> this is the bill press show. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >>oh really? >>"if you ever raise taxes on >>the rich, you're going to destroy our economy." not true! rich, chewy caramel rolled up in smooth milk chocolate. don't forget about that payroll meeting.
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>> all right. on twitter, bark weigh says i am in awe of the scientists at nasa. incredible. all of the other comments about harry reid and mitt romney dwayne says in the chat room bill is absolutely 100% correct. howie kirth has been carrying water for the g.o.p. for so long, he has gotten completely sloppy. ario says, i am white. i don't have to show anything. the other guy is black. he needs to show his birth certificate and school records. how about his dog? on twitter also bird is the word. that bird is a chicken. mitt rom energy. he shouldn't only put up. he should man up. another comment, just heard a new nickname for republican nominee on the bill press show from john in roanoke virginia myth romney. yes. indeed. thank you for the comments.
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[ ♪ theme music ♪ ] what do you say? good morning, everybody. it is monday august 6th. good to see you. welcome to the full-court press here on current tv. this is our morning round-up where we tell you everything that's going on. most of the big stories here from our nation's capitol, around the country, around the globe and even in outer space today, and we will take your calls at 866-55-press. good to have you with us. and as you know, mitt romney now
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says that harry reid has to put up or shut up about his tax returns, but you know what? romney has got it wrong. uh-uh. there is only one person who can clear this up. it's not harry reid. it is mitt romney. by doing what his daddy did and releasing at least 12 years of his tax returns. we will continue to talk about that take your calls and a whole lot more here on the full-court press. but first, we start out with today's current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lisa. good morning. >> hi, bill. good morning. good morning, everyone. a new ad is out hitting republicans for refusing to raise taxes on the wealthy. this one comes from the liberal non-profit group, americans united for change along with the american federation labor union. it says that everyone should have a fair shot at success but that republicans are trying to tip the scales for the richest two %. >> the republicans just voted to give people like donald trump a tax break worth $150,000 a year
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while raising taxes on 25 million working families. >> the groups are releasing spots that will specifically attack five republican members of congress. those as will run nationwide on cable today and tomorrow. and speaking of taxes, the g.o.p. is taking quite an offense to harry reid's claims that romney did not pay taxes for 10 years. we heard earlier from bill what republicans had to say in interviews over the weekend. well, now, new details on romney's taxes. these come from his $12 million home in la hoja california. the los angeles times is reporting today that after paying cash for the home the rom neshingdz asked san diego county for property tax relief. the couple hired a lawyer to file a series of appeals saying that their home lost value during the market crash over the course of four years, those appeals saved the rom neshingdz $109,000 in property taxes. back with more bill after the
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>> broadcasting across the nation, on your radio, and on current tv, this is "the bill press show." "so, is there life on mars? well, looks like we are going to find out now with curiosity's safe landing. congratulations to nasa another gold medal for americans. good morning, everybody. great to see you today. it is monday august 6th. this is the full court press, your new morning show on current tvcosming to you live all the way across this great land of ours on your local progressive talk radio show and on current
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tv. good to have you with us. we have a lot to talk about. the news happening in our nation's capitol, around the country, around the globe and in outer space today. so we have got it all covered and, of course, you are going to want to talk about it, too. so give us a call at 866-55-presses. 866-557-7377. one of the things we are going to find out about is what we can expect out of the big conferences of the leadership, the big meeting, gathering i guess, of the leadership of women religious beginning in st. louis tomorrow and they are joining the good sisters, our friends, sister simone campbell who is in studio with us this morning. sister, welcome back. >> glad to be here. >> are you taking your bus to st. louis? >> no. i am taking a dull airplane instead of the bus. >> okay. >> we are taking the energy of the bus to the meeting st. louis. >> last time we saw you you had returned from the nuns on the bus tour, a huge success around the country.
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>> that's right. >> a lot of fun, it seems that you had. >> absolutely. absolutely. we have the same energy going. >> great. so we get into that, and a whole lot more here with all of you and with our regular team here, peter ogburn and dan henning. hello, guides. >> good monday. >> happy monday. cyprian bowlding our individual videographer videographer. yesterday, there has been a lot of excitement at the olympics, it was sort of the u.k.'s weekend. they kind of schlept all of the medals. michael phelps could not stop winning. here is his last and final race, what it sounded like. >> sooner or later, you have to say goodbye to the first-rate, aa in the final gamemum mohammadaed ali. stored olympic career no doubt
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about it, a gold medal for the united states. it is the end of an era. the most dominant in olympic history and it's pure gold. >> yeah, there it is the sports page, front page of the sports section. "new york times" yesterday, 22. 18 gold medals, two silver, two bronze. the most winningest -- right? >> yeah. >> athlete olympic athlete in u.s. history. ever. >> it's all of olympic history. >> he is retiring. >> what a way to finish because it was in one of the relays the last race, and before he got in the water, it was a relatively close race, and then he gets in and he just destroys -- he was amazing. >> right. >> i am not a big michael phelps fan but it was really incredible to watch that. >> absolutely. he really came through. he specially off to a lackluster
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start, he different even medal in the first relay that ryan lochte won. whatever happened. >> yeah. >> whatever happened. >> to ryan lochte. he kind of disappeared. good for michael phelps. just up the road in baltimore. >> local. local. makes us proud. all right. lots coming up here, but first: >> this is the full court press. >> on this monday, other headlines making news celebration at the jet prop pulse lap tory 10:30 there in california, when the latest mars rover, "yourocity" touched down safely on the planet mars. engineers received the first pictures sentence back from the martian service. the "new york times" reports it was launched last november. it will take pictures for the next week or so from the current position to determine its surroundings, will likely not drive anywhere until next month.
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it could drill into the surface in october. nasa is calling this a $2.5 billion bet validated. >> wouldn't it be funny if the first pictures you got back from "curiosity" showed a couple of eyes looking in the lens? >> u.s. olympic swimmer franklin announced over the weekend rather than appear on a cereal box, she wants to swim in college. the 17-year-old is refusing any endorsement deals potentially worth hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars in order to stay an amateur and compete in the ncaa. >> and go to college. good for her. >> take the money and run. >> no. no. no. no. >> by the way action i don't know whether you were going to mention it but this young woman, 15-year-old from bethedez da too. >> ladecky, another huge triumph. i am her uncle, john ladecky
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very well. >> ceasear's palace is opening a new buffet. >> i saw this. >> with $17 million into this new buffet features an astounding 524 different items. more than any other buffet on the strip. dinner will run you 40 bucks. >> no. >> what a bargain. >> no. the buffet in las vegas is 2.59 last time i checked. >> breakfast is 20, lunch is 30, dinner is 40. >> what happened to the $0.99 buffet. >> most of the food will be prepared in front of you by the quote/unquote world class chef at seesceasear's. >> this will make me sound like mitt romney but if i am paying 40 bucks for dinner, somebody is going to serve me dinner. i am not going to wait at the
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line. >> crab legs won't do it for you? >> no. >> all right, dan. thank you. sister simone campbell good to see you. this leadership conference of women religious, we first heard about it, most of us a couple of months ago, i think it was, when the vantican came out and said, hey, girls, you are off of the reservation here on a couple of issues. right? what was the vatican with -- >> it's hard to tell what's behind it. it's the result of an investigation that started back in 2007 -- excuse me. 2010/2010. and it was to assess the orthodoxy of the leadership conference of women religious. in june of 2010, bishop blair, who was the lead investigator, filed a report in rome and we didn't hear anything about it. the leadership conference didn't hear anything about it until this april. >> they didn't tell you what was in that report? >> no. no.
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these are secret documents. >> okay. >> so in april, then they issued the censure, saying that there were some talks given at the leadership conference, the women religious assembly that's held every creek like the one coming up that they quoted one talk from, i think it was 2007 where a paragraph could be seen as suspect. they also said while we did lovely work as catholic sisters that w poor. we didn't work enough on the issues of abortion and same-sex marriage. the part that seems to be missed by the vatican is that the role of the leadership conference of women religious is to nurture the leadership of women religious in the united states within their own congregation. so it's for the leaders of the congregation to improve their skills, help their sisters figure out how to help communities move forward, and so that the aspect of same-sex
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marriage and abortion, they really aren't the issues that the leadership conference deals with but the vatican seems to have missed that? >> well, what is this? where are they coming from in saying that you have spent too much time trying to help the poor or talking about the poor? didn't jesus talk about the poor in the gospels? >> seems like to me, seems to me that that's exactly what jesus did. and so i wear the critique kind of as a badge of honor. i am puzzled as to what the concern is, and it really seems not so much an issue of faith but an issue of politics within our country. and one of the challenges that we are facing is that much of the critique is about an identification with some portions of the political reality in our country and about what they believe are priorities. abortion and same-section marriage whereas the issues of working with the poor often get lost in the polafization of
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politics. quite frankly, democrats and republicans have been a little slow in supporting. >> we talk a lot about politics on this program, and i don't want to drag you into it. >> thank you. >> but i do have to ask you this question: from what you can see, do you think for most americans, the most important issues are abortion and same-sex marriage? >> no. >> that's certainly not my experience. what i see is people really hungry in our nation for a sense of community for being connected, for being engaged. there is a great worry about what's happening to folks that are being left out of our economy. there is a great worry about the huge economic divide that keeps growing in our nation. and the shift of more and more wealth to the top while at the same time pushing more and more folks out of the middle class. those are the kind of concerns
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we see. >> yeah, i think the vatican is reading the american public wrong or the american politic wrong if they think these are the two most important issues. i am sure i wish i had been able to go along for even a day. i am sure when you we want around country on nuns on the bus in nine different states and talking about the paul ryan budget plan and what it would do to the poor people were not standing up at your gatherings and saying, no. talk about abortion. >> absolutely. our experience was over and over, that thank heavens you are speaking about this. we are so grateful. reasonable revenue for responsible programs call on in a way that was very powerful. i think the challenge here, though, is cultural because the vatican sees themselves in the monarchy that -- literally they see themselves as kings. they think they set the agenda. they don't realize we come out of a democratic model where we believe in the conversation and, together, in the conversation, we find the truth. so they think they are setting the most important issue whereas
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we are saying that's not where our hearts are. >> that's not where the gospel is. we need to follow our hearts. >> so the leadership conference the asemsembly begins in st. louis? >> yeah. >> you are going to be there? >> yeah. >> how many sisters? >> we think between 850, 900 are coming together. leaders of religious congregations around the united states. >> the purpose is -- one of the purposes is to decide how to respond to the vatican filing or censure? >> correct. that will be done in executive session. i won't be part of that. they also use it for nourishment, for talks being given. they are giving an award to sister saturday are a shiner for her amazing work in theology. it's about supporting and being -- developing our connections with each other. >> so what do you think the american nuns are going to say to the vatican? >> well -- >> are they going to say, yes father? >> my hunch is that there will
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be much more nuanced that than and it will come out of a very deep place of prayer and offer for continued engagement. i think the thing that is really hard in this is that finding a way to be faithfully to our identity as women religious because the call of the holy spirit is much deeper than anything else. so how are we faithful to that call in a time where there is con it conflict, misunderstanding? it a really different perception of what our role is in society. it's that struggle i think we have to find a way through. >> sister simone campbell is our guest, head of the network executive director of network. you can for thellow her good work and her fellow sisters at network.org and you have a twitter handle? >> i do. >> her twitter handle is _
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>> her twitter handle is @sister simone underscore throws people. at sister -- @sister, underscore, simone. it seems to come across as the boys versus the girls, the men versus the women. are there any men who are willing to stand up and say i think the sisters are right and doing a good job in and talking about the right issues? >> the francisages have been very bold in standing up. the francisan friars wrote a letter of support. other individual priests have issued all sorts of letters of support support. i understand there is going to be a contingent of lay folks being supportive in st. louis and welcoming people coming to the airport, i understand. so that should be quiet something. i can't even imagine what this is going to be. >> all right. the vatican is clamping down on
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america sisters. they are meeting tomorrow starting tomorrow in st. louis. sister simone campbell will be there to decide how they are going to respond, 866-55-press, the toll-free number if you want to join the conversation yourself and maybe have some advice for sister simone campbell. when we come back, i want to ask you, the loaded question employ whether the catholic church will ever permit women to become priests and say mass. maybe that's one way to resolve this whole mess. we will be back with "the full court press" with sister simone campbell. >> heard around the country and seen on current tv, this is dat"the bill press show." [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> we talk a lot about the influence of money in politics. it is the defining issue of this era. the candidate with the most money does win. this is a national crisis.
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>> all right, again, secretary hilda solis in studio in the next hour. president obama today signaging the honoring america's veterans and caring for camp lajuene act of 2012. this afternoon, he will head off to stanford, connecticut for a fundraiser and onto westport connecticut for a second fundrazorback at the whitehouse late tonight 11:15 p.m., to arrive back at the whitehouse. and secretary, press secretary, jay carney will hold his daily briefing at 11:30 this morning. i will be there again in the next hour. we will talk sports and olympics with jordan schultz from huffington post and talk jobs. what's it all mean with labor secretary hilda solis right here on the full-court press this monday morning. >> this is "the bill press show."
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[ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> hey what do you say? hello, everybody. welcome to "the full court press" this monday august 6th, right here on curt t.v. good to see you today. we have lots to talk about as we start this new week. another triumph for america's space program, nasa wins the gold by landing the rover "curiosity" on the planet mars. yeah. now, the rover -- curiosity is going to be looking around to see if it can find life on mars. we we may, in fact discover there
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is more life on mars than in down to in des moines, iowa. >> that's one of issues we will talk about here today on our full-court press. first, we get all of the latest today's current news update from las vegas in los angeles. >> good morning, everyone. we are hearing a few headlining names come in for this year's republican convention john mccain and mike huckabee are scheduled to peek and rick scott and ohio governor john case i can. a few females are making a list as well. south carolina nickie haley and susan susanna martines the first female governors of their state and will speak at the convention. so isscoped condoleeza rice. : and tim pawlenty, rob portman and marco rubio. no word on who will give the
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keynote address. hollywood producer harvey weinstein is holding a fundraiser for the president. about 50 people are planning to attend the weinstein's 15 and a half million dollar home angn hathaway will co-host. the cost is $35,800 a head. mitt romney is trying to save face after a rocky trip awe baud. out with a new ad touting his cherished relationship with israel and knocking the president for not traveling to the country in the last four years. authorities have just released the name of wade michael page as the suspect responsible for the wisconsin shooting over the weekend. that left seven people dead including the shooter. both the president and romney have expressed con doll he knew he is for the folks in wisconsin. law enforcement is saying page was an army vet and a white supremacist.
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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv, this is "the bill press show." ". >> mitt romney says harry reid has to put up or shut up. uh-uh. oh no. no. no. no. mitt, you are the one and the only one who can put up or shut up. hey, hello, everybody. here we go. it is monday august 6th. good to see you today. hope you had a great weekend, ready to tackle the big stories of the day. and here is a place to do it, the full court press coming to you live, coast to coast from our radio studio and t.v. studio
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here on capitol hill in washington, d.c. normally right in the heart of the action but everybody is out of town this week except us. so, we'll still tell you whatever is going on here in washington, around the country, around the globe and in outer space all the way to mars today. we've got it all covered. you get a chance to weigh in on the issues of the day by giving us a call at 866-55-press. the full court press with me bill press in the driver's seat, assisted by, of course peter ogburn and dan henning. >> hi, there. >> good morning. >> and cyprian bowlding. our videographer. anything exciting this weekend? >> national game on friday the first one where they won in a double header. halfway through the second one and then. >> get out of here. right? they won three games? >> three out of four. >> over the weekend. >> second-best team in the
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league, cincinnati reds. >> number 1 on the east coast. >> in our division, in the nl east. >> okay. >> very good. >> yeah. i mean washington is not used to having a winning term. we don't know quite how to handle it? >> it's scary. they are promoting post-season ticket sales. the post-season is nowhere near yet. they say buy season tickets for next year and we will give you post post-is season priority as an incentive. >> washington, d.c. sports has a history of really stepping in it. i am just say. i am just saying. i am hoping that they go all the way, but i've got a bad feel being this. >> i have a feeling -- i am feeling good about it. first thing i did this morning when i got up, is i checked my iphone, went right to rover. i wanted to see whether we landed successfully on mars because it happened, our time
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at 1:15 or 1:30. >> 1:32. >> 1:32. there you go east coast time. uh-uh. i was not going to be up at that hour. in fact, it was a hugely successful mission. here is what it sounded like at the jet propulsion lab. >> woo! woo >> woo >> all of the scientists they went crazy. they worked on this for so long. rightfully so. it was a great, great moment. i loved the fact charles bolden the admin straight for nasnaz says this is just the begin nasa says this is just the begin. >> we have blazed the trail for human footprints on mars. get your post-season tickets for the nationals and your tickets for the first voyage to mars. >> i have a feeling well put humans on mars first. >> get out of here?
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>> i am just saying. >> this is like ray bradbury. this is science fiction coming to life here very, very exciting. >> it's crazy, totally crazy. >> you know, nasa needed this, i think. right? we were all complaining when they stopped the shuttle because what are they doing next? well, here they are. so we are going to be talking sports here at the very top of the hour with jordan schultz from huffington post. and then labor secretary, hilda solis in studio to talk about the latest job numbers. but first: >> this is the full court press. >> other headlines making news on this monday in sports swimmer mike michael phelps retiring winning his 18ths gold medal for his work in the medley relay, a total of 22 medals overall. the most decorated olympian of all time. he tells espn, he has been able to do everything he ever wanted putting the cherry on top of the metaphorcal ice cream sundae.
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he said he did not want to swim past the age of 30. he will not show up in rio 2014 unless his mom has her way. he took his coach of 16 years, bob bowman. >> unbelievable record. what a performance in london. a little rocky start in that first relay, but, boy, he certainly shows he is the greatest olympic athlete of all times. >> did the onion go too far? the popular website and newspaper where everything posted is fake close to two stories have caused native backlash from readers. one saying an airplane taken over by terrorists crashed into the tower, formerly the sears tower in chicago and the other was that michael phelps drown in his final olympic race. it was flooded with negative reaction on the facebook page over the weekend. >> i wouldn't say those stories were in bad taste.
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i think it's impossible for onion to go too far. >> that's what the onion is. you read the onion to find out how far they are going to go in this issue. >> they went. president obama turned 51 years old saturday, took the day off to celebrate. he played golf with friends at andrews air force base in maryland and hopped on board masheen one and influence to camp david for an evening along with the wife. no kids, sasha and malia are away at summer camp. >> they did a few friends. in fact, i was at the whitehouse friday hanging out with bo, by the way. >> sure. >> bo and the man who takes care of bo and bo was looking lonely. i asked about the family. they said the girls are away at camp. yu take any pictures of bo this time. there are pictures of president obama that i took at his little session with a group of -- i think they were summer interns from various agencies but he
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gave remarks calling on congress to be sure that they passed a tax cut for 98% of americans before the end of the year. that -- at that meeting the photos i took, what i am trying to say are up on the website at billpressshow.com. the event was held in the south court auditorium. bo has a haircut. he looks -- >> more trim? >> he looks like a sheep that has just been shorn. if you've ever seen that when they cut their wool off. >> sure. >> yeah. peter, what's going on? going to connect here with jordan schultz from huffington post, still trying to go. while we are doing that, dan? the big news to me over the weekend with the olympics was, they only -- >> they had a huge weekend. >> yeah.
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>> so i think the biggest headline overall is andy murray lost his last three grand slam championents and wimbledon a month ago against roger federer. rep representing switzerland on central court at the old england club and won. >> yeah. >> in front of the prince and kate middleton and very very impressive performance. three straight sets. >> no doubt about it. okay. are we okay peter? all right. and dan, we thank you. ? >> sure. >> the real deal here sports delumnist for the huffington post jordan schultsz his blog is called the skwhultschultz report. jordanz, his blog is called the schultz report. jordan jordan. jordan? okay. hello, peter. >> hey. try again. >> all right. >> jordan schultz. are you there?
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>> yes. i am here. >> there we go. we foupdz you. hey, jordan. good to talk to you. a little technical difficulty on our end. sorry about that. so, guys, where do we start? there is so much to talk about that happened this weekend at the olympics. let's just start by saying credit where credit is due. he had a rocky start. michael phelps really walks out the hero. >> yeah, you know i spoke with michael phelps before the olympics. one of the things he told me is something he told a lot of people is that it seems like these past four years have not been the same as beijing in terms of his preparation. he really had not prepared up until the past eight or nine months in terms of his diet his training, really everything. but i think, you know, what you saw was the end of a career that is just absolutely magnificent. we knew how special he was before they started but for him to come out like he said a little bit of a slow start using to fellow american ryan rochte but the way he has come back
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people talk about he has so many golds from the relay and 11 individual, most all time for swimming. if you look at it and it's just pretty special. >> yeah. absolutely. twenty-two medals, 18 gold medals, just incredible. there is there are some other rising stars. missy franklin kate ladecky from bethesda marilyn, 15. >> a friend of mine is her cousin. i found that out this morning. so nor great story, the american swimming has being something that i think has taken over. you saw adrian beat the missel from australia. we have seen a lot of great swimmers. ryan lochte was supposed to be the guy the torch was passed to. he had a nice, decent olympics but it's the other stars the young onesmented that's pretty special as well. >> and gabby douglas, you can't
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say enough about her. right? i understand she is going to be the next face on corn flakes? >> yeah. they have already signed it. >> what happened to wheaties? >> what is that deal worth by the way? >> i am still trying to figure out. it's in the millions of course. >> the other unbelievable thing here is that proctor and gamble really struck early. i think that's -- we are going to start seeing more of that. i think forbes estimated she will earn anywhere from two to $3 million per year as we go into rio. she is 16. she has not peaked. this is the all around gold. that seems to be the darling of the queen of olympics that has resonating power. over the next four years, we will see a lot of new endorsements for her but the corn flakes one is cool because production. it's so quick how they did that. >> wow.
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amazing. there is no problem with their doing this? thayer tours but they can accept all of this endorsements income? >> yeah. she is -- the olympians get money. i think people don't understand. they get money for winning gold. the u.s. is a lot less. they get about $15,000 a goaled medal whereas the russians, for instance get about 80 or 90, i believe. they will get taxed on that. but endorsementwise, they are allowed to earn anything they can earn. pi just don't believe it's allowed to happen during the actual olympics, itself. >> wow. jordan schultz is the -- his blog is the schultz report at huffington post at huffingtonpost.com. we have to talk about all of the success stories. boy, the men's basketball team just about blew it. right? lithuania? really? >> lithuania is a very good team, but it should not be
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necessarily a shock, although i think people were so used to them after the first three games especially. it was on the heels of the nigeria game which they won by about 80 points. you look at this term. they brought a lot of the criticism upon themselves by telling the world that they believed they would be the next amateur dream team which i don't think would necessarily happen but this is a very good team, a great team, really and while the lithuania game was close, i think it will help them also in a way because it was a wake-up call in the preliminary round. they play arrange entity i can't tonight which i expect them to win and get the top seat as group a you look at this term. they are loaded. brazil and spain are good at play each other today. but for them to lose would be an absolute shock. and let's not even consider them not getting the gold medal. that was the ultimate. >> lithuania was winning that game with a few minutes left.
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>> yeah. the original dream team never trailed. >> i wrote a piece yesterday, the dream team averaged -- i thought it was even more. the dream team's average victory in 1992 was 38 points. >> average? >> average. 38 points. >> that's just amazing. let's consider that. the other thing is, you know this people do forget that these teams, the other teams, i think, they do have a lot of nba players. the lithuanian team with a top-5 pick a couple of years ago two good players on the team and older experienced players they have played together a long time. >> that's why these teams are able to play with team u.s.a. slow them down, get them in the half court action force them to really, you know, basically take away all of their athleticism, the one area they are vulnerable. >> overall even when mitt romney went there, he said he wasn't sure the brits were going to be able to pull off this olympics
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we are one week into it. >> sure. >> it looks like they have done a pretty damn good job. what's your take? >> with the exception of the bad mitton hoax. >> which you can't blame on the brits. >> exactly which is why i think they have done a terrific job. bill, we look at this. london has been for so long, will they be ready? will they be ready for the world? i think you are right. they have done a terrific job because not only have the games been great, but that's -- that is secondary to what they did in terms of getting ready with the arena arenas. everything has been flawless. the olympics, we haven't had any issues thus far. give them credit. like you said give credit where cret is due. >> that's a big deal to get ready. they have done a good job. >> they reaped the reward this weekend for sure? they had a great weekend, not only andy murray but i forget how many medals they picked up.
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home court advantage? >> exactly. >> they have jumped up the polls. they are third, i believe, with 35, 16 goals and for a country that spent $500 million on its olympic development program over the past 30 years, which is an incredible amount, this is vendindication for them, but i think the andy murray one, you hit it on the head, they have been waiting for this for a break threw. it was at wimbledon, i think a piece of that from a month ago has been healed. he has done so much and gotten so close so many times like you guys said, three straight slams, for him to win on his home turf is a special thing. i think federer, beating him really, it was as good as it gets right there. >> it's been a great olympics so far. jordan thank you for your time. it's good to talk to you. >> thank you so much. >> jordan schultz, the schultz report at huffington post,
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madam secretary in studio with us this morning. good to have you back madam secretary. >> how are you? >> that was a healthy report? >> it's much improved facts yes. much improved. in spite of the picking up what it means is that we are creating jobs and people are looking for jobs. the bottom line is we almost doubled the number from last month, 163,000 across the board except for local government. >> it was better than people anticipated? >> right. yes. >> unlike the previous month, which was lower than people anticipated. >> right. >> take us inside the numbers where the 163,000, where did they come from? what sectors show improvement? >> it's across the board but what's impressive is people need to understand the president made some early investments in manufacturing. right? the automobile industry, so that was an indicator there. there were about 25,000,000 jobs created in manufacturing, and you have to look at where we have come in the last 30 months
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and we have had the strongest growth in manufacturing over 500,000 jobs in manufacturing, 250,000 in the automobile industry, and, this is i think, a direct result of the president's investments and some of the things we are doing with our training dollars to make sure people can get into apprenticeship programs. we see that paying off. >> that's a good way to bring jobs back home is good middle class jobs in business services, people say that's part-time. not necessarily. >> that's the first sign growth is going to occur. it's the next step to full-time employment. there are usual higher level tech jobs. we have 49,000 that were added this last month. in 12 months alone, 593,000. education and health,38,000. hospitality, good for tourism. that went up considering the last two months. overall, 29-month period,
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4.5 million private sector jobs. still need to do more because there are too many people still looking for work. the president has two proposals up on the hill sitting there for 10 months that could create another million jobs in construction, for teachers and firefighters. >> the fact these jobs have gone up to 163, how000, how do you swear that with the unemployment went up to 8.3%? >> more people are also looking for work. so that gets counted in. and then you had some people that are pulling away from employment. my suggestion, though, to people that are still looking for work stay engaged. you have a better likelihood of finding a job if you go into the one-stop centers, 3,000, jet job coaching, resume writing. find out what training programs the president has supported and funded. get in. this is a time to make that clear. areas to look at in terms of
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growth continued to be in health care, it the science, technology, engineering and math. >> how many months of not again -- you make this point when you come in, not as many new jobs as you want to see but how many straight months of positive job growth? >> twenty-nine. >> twenty-nine? >> yes. you have to remember, when we started, we were losing. right? we lost over 8 million jobs. in addition, in those first months action we lost 700 to 800,000 jobs each month. since the recovery act and all of the stimulus that the president put forward, including tax cuts for middle class families, all of that helped to stimulate our economy. so it kept 3 million people in, and now we have seen a creation of about 4.5 million private sector jobs. >> and i saw this morning -- here it is -- that mitt romney pledges that in his first term, he will create 12 million new
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jobs. >> well, what i was told by some economists is that in a normal cycle, if everything were to go well, that's what anybody could expect. so it isn't just because he is saying it that it's going to happen. i mean there is a lot of conditions a lot of headwind. right? we don't know what's going to happen. but i think for him to come out and say that, obviously, it's, you know, he is trying to -- he is trying to look optimistic here we all want to be optimistic. the reality is, what jobs has he really created in the time that he was running his different business organizations and, you know, it just -- people need to look at the records. >> and when you look at president obama's records, and particularly when you look at where he started right, which was in a big hole a lot deeper than we thought, losing what was it? 750,000 jobs? >> yes. >> that first month? >> right. >> a couple of months, yeah. >> just digging out of that but
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then you mentioned something else that seems to me we don't talk enough about. that is how many more jobs would be created if republicans in the house had only passed the jobs bills that the president obama had sent up to them. there is at least one dealing with infrastructure and construction work. correct? >> right. absolutely. >> that's a million jobs right there. >> and where is that legislation? >> it's hung up in the congress right now. >> wasn't there another one for public employees? >> yes. yes. >> firefighters and teachers? >> yes. absolutely. those are all middle class jobs bill. >> that's another bill that is hung up? >> right. >> you put the two of those together, you are probably talking about a million and a half jobs? >> and in addition, if we were to give the tax breaks to the middle class, those that make below 250,000, that's money that's going to be brought back into the economy. people will spend it.
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that also acts as a stimulus. that will create more jobs. >> so what i never understand why doesn't the president or other than the administration, maybe including yourself go out and say, well, to republicans, you are saying you are not happy with the jobs? think how many more would be created. call them out and point the finger at them. don't you think we should do that? >> we are doing that in many ways and our friends in the communities are and that's why we continue to go out and dispel all of these myths that are out there regarding what we have done in the past three and a half years. we started at a hard place, like you pointed out. the president continues to move steadily ahead. i mean we know there are a lot of people out there that want to have better employment opportunities. but the very people who say they want to create jobs are actually blocking the access and ability
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to get these pieces of legislation through. >> exactly? >> they were bi-partisan ideas that they came up with not so long ago. >> right. good point. i mean the highway traffic, highway safety bill, folks. >> right. >> always been -- >> bi-partisan, alsoways when i was in the house. >> not that long ago. >> right. >> and they were like five-year bills. right? >> yes. six-year if i remember, yeah. uh-huh. and the teachers, i mean come on. if we want to be come at the time president /* petitive we have to have good qualified teachers, now is the time not to let them go when we are not doing as well in the science, technology, we need to have more resources placed in education instead of taking away important investments that are going to pay off in the future. >> the farm bill was another example of legislation they walked away from, went off without passing a farm bill, that again, jobs.
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>> tom vilsack has been talking about that all along an especially now as we see hardships for small farmers and the loan programs that need to be, you know, reauthorized and increased because many small farmers are going to be hurt badly. >> labor secretary hilda solis in studio for us with this one suggestment. follow what the secretary is doing and the labor department is doing at their website at dol.gov. madam secretary, i want to come back to people who are still out there, still hopeful, still looking for work. what should they be doing and what sector should they be looking at? >> they need to stay engaged. i would encourage them to vitsit or wibseat at www.dol.gov. if they don't have access to the internet, call us at 1866-4-usad'l. toll-free line. if they are looking for anything right now in particular go
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online myskillsandmyfuture.org. it's user friendly. >> what sector? >> growing? >> they might consider? >> i would say health care, and i mean at the upfront, the ambulatory, the front office recordkeeping, people who want to be pharmacist aides, nursing assistants, and also areas in i, computer technology, always very helpful. and, also, look at apprenticeship programs. they actually pay you when you get en royal in an apresent isship program. make good salaries the there is a shortage of having people who really understand of how to work with advanced machinery. >> finally of course is the -- we know not just the private sector doing great but it's the public sector particularly that's being hammered. >> it has been hammered. >> by the cuts at the local
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levelnd by the failure of congress to provide any assistance there. any hope that that could turn around because so many -- there are so many important public sector jobs, we mentioned teachers firefighters and police officers, but bus drivers and sanitation engineers, you go down the list? >> yeah. >> things we depend upon. >> bill, as the economy improves, you are going to see taxes being paid in to these local entities and the state. so that, then, will generate the ability to bring back these people. it's taking time. in some places, we can't afford to wait. there is proposals in the federal government right now before the congress. they can vote on this. the president puts them forward in the american jobs act. we should move. >> wouldn't it be high school? if they came back from vacation and did their job? >> another whole topic we will talk about one of these days. congratulations, manage secretary. another big month in august, but one 63,000 in july. it's certainly good news. not just for president obama but for the american people and the
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some of you might have seen on cnn's reliable sources yesterday, where the subject came up of harry reid saying that he has been told by somebody that he knows who worked for bain capital that the reason mitt romney won't release his tax returns is because there were years in which he paid no taxes at all. that, of course, has mitt romney very, very upset and mitt romney is demanding of harry reid that harry reid put up or shut up. this topic came up yesterday on reliable sources. and howie kirth wanted us journalists to say harry reid is wrong. harry reid should not be making this unfunded charge. yours truly refused to go along with that. i insisted that the finger has to continue to be pointed at mitt romney. here is my exchange with howie.
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>> there is one guy who can clear this up. >> i'm sorry. pits it's mitt romney. >> i am asking how journalists should handle it. >> i am going to tell you. journalists should go to mitt romney and say why two years? why not 23 years? you gave 23 years to john mccain. >> it's perfectly okay in your view for harry reid to throw this out unnamed source nothing to back it up and you just think that's fodder for journalism? >> harry reid is not a journalist. he is a democratic politician who doesn't want mitt romney to get elected. what he is doing is brilliant. what mitt romney has been talking about, his freakin' tax returns. harry reid is playing hardball. >> there it is. i am telling you howie kirth is wrong on this. so is anybody else. any of these other journalists. this is terrible for harry reid to do this. no. it's not. what's terrible is for mitt romney to be hiding his wealth
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and refusing to release his tax returns. too many journalists are falling into the republican trap set by mitt romney saying, let's shift the attention. let's shift the focus from romney to reid. no. no. no. no. this is not a democratic talking point. it's not a democratic talking point. it's just the truth. there is only one person who can clear this up. harry reid can't clear it up. harry reid doesn't have mitt romney's tax returns. he could name his source. but still, his source doesn't have his tax returns. there is only one guy who has got the tax returns. there is only one guy who refuses to release them even though hundreds of republicans have called on him to release them, including some of the biggest named republicans in the country like haley barbour and ed rawlins. only one guy who can clear this up and he can doing it in 10 seconds. you know what? there is a kinko's right across the street from our station.
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okay? i will pay. i will give mitt romney a roll of quarters. he can go to kinko's and copy his damn tax returns and put them out there. the only guy who can clear it up is mitt romney not harry reid. and you know what? i hope harry reid just continues to repeat this over and over and over again. harry reid has mitt romney on the ropes. harry reid has shown some backbone. [for harry reid. i will be back with a quick parting shot. >> this is "the bill press show." [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] and michele bachmann is not. i'll be back with a parting shot. >> announcer: radio meets >>oh really? >>"if you ever raise taxes on >>the rich, you're going to destroy our economy." not true!
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